Cedars-Sinai Postdoctoral Scientist - Department of Neurology/Neuroimaging - Sati Lab in Los Angeles, California
The newly-established Neuroimaging Laboratory in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist. Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with Dr. Sati, our Postdoctoral Fellow will lead cutting-edge neuroimaging research with the goal of discovering and validating innovative imaging biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of various neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27834394/
As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you will work with MRI physicists, biomedical engineers, neuroradiologists and neurologists to develop, validate and deploy ultra-fast magnetic susceptibility-based MRI techniques in a clinical research setting. You will have access to state-of-the-art 3T clinical scanners, and a cutting-edge 3T research scanner at the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI). Will also collaborate with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to investigate these MRI techniques on ultra-high field (7T) scanners.
Additional duties and responsibilities will include:
Will develop, adapt, and implement innovative magnetic-susceptibility based MRI techniques for neuroimaging.
Will design and perform imaging experiments in human research subjects.
Will process, analyze, interpret, summarize and compile data.
Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation.
Will write or participate in publications and presentations as first-author or co-author.
May submit own grant or assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
- Doctorate (MD or PhD) in Physics, Biomedical, Computer and/or Electrical engineering, or related fields is required
Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Knowledge of safety standards of specialized equipment (MRI).
Has excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, self- and time-management skills, and the ability to work effectively both in a team and independently.
Has at least 2-years of hands-on experience with MRI acquisition, reconstruction, processing and analysis of MRI data are required.
A strong background in MRI physics and significant experience in programming (pulse sequence with IDEA, C/C++, Python, Matlab) are desired.
Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.